The New Résumé: It’s 140 Characters

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Twitter is becoming the new job board, and it is also becoming the new résumé. Some recruiters are turning to the social network to post jobs, while job seekers are trying to summarize their CVs in 140 characters or six-second videos.

Mike Ellsworth‘s insight:

Although there’s not a ton of companies using Twitter extensively for talent sourcing, there are plenty of businesses and job seekers using the service to connect with one another.


"Kathryn Minshew, founder and chief executive of career-resource site, for one, is an advocate of the 140-character résumé.


A tweet, she explains, ‘is the new elevator pitch.’"

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